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Change Me into Zeus's Daughter: A Memoir
4.01
This is a great book and also so revealing of the damage combat vets do to their families without having any idea on either side that it is shrapnel f...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
The Railway Man
4.13
Did you know the Japanese were actually throwing firecrackers and didn't really have guns. That's what this poor young Scotsman was told when the war...more
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Straits & Narrows
3.33
I read a poem from this book every morning. The title is a bit of a pun. The poems are very narrow, which I did not like until I began reading. I want...more
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May 20, 2014
 
Missing Dog Tags
5.00
I first read this book as a manuscript and tried to get it published up in New York. They were not interested, so I published it through my own publis...more
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Oct 02, 2012
 
Planesrunner (Everness #1)
3.62
A friend of mine said her teenaged son was reading this, so I did too. Set in Britain in the near future, this fast moving story sucked me right in. I...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
3.84
I loved this book. The heroine is unconventional (fat and eating constantly) yet absorbingly presented and full of courage (which all fat people need...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
Air Combat At 20 Feet: Selected Missions From A Strafer Pilot's Diary
4.80
I read a lot of WWII memoirs and this is one of the best. What I like best about it is the explanations of how and why he flies the B-25 the way he do...more
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Among Others
3.69
Among Others is absolutely wonderful. I love the way the magic is magical and not logical as it is in most books. The hero is a girl with a limp who i...more
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Quartered Safe Out Here: A Harrowing Tale of World War II
4.36
I loved this book and cracked up when I found out why the title. People at home in Britan thought it was safe out in Burma. Ha ha ha! His story is ful...more
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Blackout
3.81
I have read it twice and love it. Set in WWII, where historians from the future are trapped, it is full of amazing detail. The plot winds around, driv...more
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Mar 22, 2012
 
All Over But the Shoutin'
4.06
I loved this book. It is about PTSD by someone who doesn't even realize it. The father is a drunken Korean War vet, and at the end we find out what he...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Tales of the Madman Underground
3.97
I could not put this book down. Loved the characters, loved the plot, hated their parents. It is set in the 70's and the Madman Underground is a bunch...more
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Jan 22, 2011
 
A Kind of Yellow
4.25
This is another book I read every morning. The poems are extremely moving about a painful life, and they also bring the reader right into the amazingl...more
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May 20, 2014
 
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
4.00
I knew that the ocean was full of trash, but not how full! This book is a well written eye opener which has plenty to offer grownups as well as kids....more
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Mar 29, 2012
 
Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne
4.05
I thought I knew a lot about Elizabeth I and was hesitant about getting this book out of the library, but it was full of new information based on docu...more
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May 07, 2014
 
The Owl Keeper
3.75
This was one of those books that seemed like it was written by someone who had never run anywhere, been outside in the woods, or had any adventures. I...more
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Jan 22, 2011
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
As gripping as the first book. I didn't want to like a series with huge elements of fashion and TV but she uses both those elements in a way that work...more
Aug 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Dark Alphabet
4.05
I am enjoying every poem in this book. I read one a day and when I am done will go back and re-read the whole book. She puts words together in a way w...more
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May 20, 2014
 
Colin Fischer
3.76
I really liked Colin Fischer, liked his idiosyncratic view of the world, his comments on things, how observant he was and how hard he tried to find th...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (Alfred Kropp, #1)
3.75
It took me a long time to get around to reading this book and at first I was not impressed, the hero was unheroic, but then the plot grabbed me, then...more
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Apr 04, 2012
 
Tatiana (Arkady Renko, #8)
3.64
As usual, Martin Cruz Smith has written a book that it is impossible to put down. Arkady Renko at his quixotic best and a cast of characters that kept...more
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May 21, 2014
 
Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
2.82
This is a rather laborious read, published in 1680 after King Phillip's War in Massachusetts, but if you are interested in history, memoir, or PTSD, i...more
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
3.74
Realistic fantasy. They work hard and survival is precarious. A very gripping book with good characters and a great plot.
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Jan 22, 2011
 
All Clear
4.04
Love this book. Great authentic details, true love, adventure, suspense. It has everything. I have read it twice.
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Even Dogs go Home to Die: A Memoir
3.83
A stunning memoir of the effects of war and craziness on one family. I could not put it down. What struck me the most is that no one relates the crazi...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Solo
3.78
I love this book not just because my husband wrote it but because of the inventive funny way his mind works. Who would think of a 300 lb robot carryin...more
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Hole in My Life
3.73
Really funny book. Enjoyed it a lot.
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
4.23
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Apr 04, 2012
Dec 28, 2009
 
The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, #24)
4.17
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Weapon
3.83
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Mar 22, 2012
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